Jaana Villanen



Jaana is a Senior Advisor in the Lifelong Learning focus area. She brings the business sector’s perspective to the project and makes its progress more concrete. She is curious about competence and development and she wants to make the world a better place.


Get in touch with Jaana if you want to talk about competence development or how vision, mission and values serve as success factors for individuals, companies and other organisations. A lawyer specialising in intellectual property law, she has earned her stripes working as an advisor for companies. Jaana is also a vocational teacher who has extensive experience in the areas of product development, service design and training. Jaana has authored 10 non-fiction books on topics including product development, having a developer’s attitude and self-management.

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Jaana is passionate about walking and philanthropy. In the spring 2017, Jaana walked from Nuorgam to Hanko. As she covered a distance of 1,534 kilometres in 56 days, she raised funds to create nearly 700 jobs for women in developing countries. You can also spot Jaana on TV hosting the #Huippunaisia programme. Her motto is: Be the change you want to see in the world.

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